WELCOME TO SUOMENLINNA ISLAND,
WELCOME TO HELSINKI FASHION WEEK 2016!
WELCOME TO SUOMENLINNA ISLAND AND WELCOME TO HELSINKI FASHION WEEK 2016. YOU HAVE LANDED IN THE CORE OF THE FINNISH FASHION SHOWCASE. YOU ARE HOLDING THE OFFICIAL CALENDAR #HFW16.
HERE YOU CAN FIND A LIST OF OUR VARIOUS INTERNATIONAL AND INSPIRING DESIGNERS ALONG WITH THEIR SHOWTIMES.
GET TO KNOW THIS YEARS SPECIALTIES. IN MYLLYSALI YOU CAN FIND HELSINKI FASHION WEEK POP UP SHOPS AND AT THE GROUND FLOOR IN THE BAKERY YOU WILL FIND THE FASHION CINEMA. AT THE POP UP SHOPS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BROWSE AND PURCHASE SELECTED DESIGNS, ATTIRE, AND ACCESSORIES FROM A UNIQUE AND WIDE RANGE OF MERCHANTS.
THE LIVE WORKSHOPS IN THE TUNNEL WE WILL DEMONSTRATE WHAT EXACTLY MEANS TO BE ‘HAND MADE’.
IN THE TENALJI VON FERSEN AND THE AIRPLANE HALL , YOU CAN ATTEND THE PERFORMANCES, INSTALLATIONS, FASHION SHOWS AND TALKTALK PANELS OF THE DAY.
DON’T FORGET TO ENGAGE AT THE LIVE #TALKTALK PANELS DISCUSSING SEXUALITY, BODY POSITIVITY, SUSTAINABILITY, CULTURES, AND FASHION. THE PANEL INCLUDES ESTEEMED INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS SUCH AS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF FINNISH , NORDIC AND EUROPEAN ENVIROMENTAL INSITUTES DISCUSSING ECOLOGICAL AND SUSTAINABLE FUTURES.
INTERNATIONAL MEDIA SPEAKERS LIKE RICARDO FRANCA CRUZ (EDITOR-IN-CHEF OF GQ BRAZIL) AND PNINA FENSTER (EDITOR IN CHEF OF GLAMOUR SOUTH AFRICA), ALONG WITH OUR FEATURED
DESIGNERS SUCH AS BARBARA I GONGINI FROM DENMARK AND THE LVMH PRIZE FINALST TUOMAS MERIKOSKI FROM AALTO INTERNATIONAL WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR CROSS QUESTIONING AT ROUND TABLE.
ENJOY, AND DON’T FORGET TO BE YOU!
Visitors may bring their own boats to Suomenlinna, but the only mooring facility is the guest harbour. The other quays are reserved for the use of public transport, the Defence Forces, the Frontier Guard or residents. Mooring boats anywhere else is strictly forbidden because of the waves caused by passing vessels. There is a 10 km/ h speed limit in the water areas of Suomenlinna, and creating waves is forbidden.
Chartered water transportation vessels may moor for the duration of unloading and loading passengers at the western and north-western pier of Tykistölahti and the main pier of Iso Mustasaari island, excluding the quay for the Helsinki City Transport ferry and the military quay. The ykistölahti pier on the eastern shore (Suomenlinna Centre) and the Kustaanmiekka pier are reserved for scheduled services.
Motor vehicles and bicycles
The use and parking of motor vehicles is restricted. Suomenlinna is a car-free area, and the local speed limit for maintenance vehicles is 20 km/h. Only maintenance vehicles are allowed on the Susisaari and Kustaanmiekka islands. For events and functions that have the applicable permissions, maintenance traffic must follow the marked service routes and park only in the designated parking places. The need for service traffic must be reported in the outdoor area use permit application. Cars are transported to Suomenlinna on ferries. Car transportation is booked from Suomenlinnan Liikenne Oy. Transporting cars is subject to a charge. Cycling is permitted on the roads only. All sandbanks are protected structures. Cycling on the sandbanks is strictly forbidden.
Helsinki Fashion Week is in collaboration with several Hotels in Helsinki. For more info please visit our official websites.
The many cafés, restaurants and terraces of Suomenlinna are charming summertime oases. There are plenty of options, from cafés and lunch restaurants to fine dining. Some of the cafés and restaurants also serve visitors during the winter season. In addition, the fortress has a brewery.
The consumption of alcoholic beverages in Suomenlinna is prohibited on the roads, squares, in public jetty areas, in children’s playgrounds, on sports fields, on beaches and in residential areas as well as on the ferries and waterbuses. Excluding these areas, the public consumption of alcoholic beverages and the conduct associated therewith may not,
according to the law, prevent or unreasonably interfere with the right of others to use the place for its proper purpose.
Helsinki Fashion Week Runway Pavilions are located in four different location in the island.
Aircraft Hall, Myllysali and Tenaille von Fersen.
All visitors to Suomenlinna visit at their own risk. There are several dangerous and only partially fenced cliffs in Suomenlinna.
Passing vessels may cause dangerously high waves on the waterfront. No entry is allowed to construction sites and closed areas that may contain collapsing structures.
Suomenlinna is accessible only by water. A ferry service runs from the Market Square to Suomenlinna throughout the year. In the summer season, a water bus service to Suomenlinna is also available. The guest harbour in the middle of Suomenlinna caters to visitors arriving by their own boats.
The trip to Suomenlinna takes 15–20 minutes and offers magnificent views of Helsinki and the surroundings from the sea. During the cold winter months, the trip through the ice-covered waters is a unique experience.